Introduction

This document provides an insight into monitoring and managing Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD devices connected to VMware ESXi. There are in-built options available to monitor and manage certain aspects of Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD in ESXi. From VMware ESXi 6.0 onwards, Dell OpenManage version 8.1.0 also supports monitoring and managing Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD devices. Dell OpenManage for VMware ESXi supporting Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD can be downloaded from Dell support. This article briefly touches upon the options available for the end users to monitor and manage Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD in VMware ESXi.

Audience and Scope

The scope of this article is to list out all the possible options for monitoring and managing Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD devices in VMware ESXi environment. This paper might be useful for NVMe end users and datacenter administrators to monitor and manage the NVMe subsystem as well as troubleshooting NVMe related issues.

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